Specific code 2011 ICD-9-CM Diagnosis Code 079.51
Human t-cell lymphotrophic virus type i [htlv-i]
  • Short description: Htlv-1 infection oth dis.
  • ICD-9-CM 079.51 is a billable medical code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis on a reimbursement claim, however, 079.51 should only be used for claims with a date of service on or before September 30, 2015. For claims with a date of service on or after October 1, 2015, use an equivalent ICD-10-CM code (or codes).
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Convert to ICD-10-CM: 079.51 converts directly to:
  • 2015/16 ICD-10-CM B97.33 Human T-cell lymphotrophic virus, type I [HTLV-I] as the cause of diseases classified elsewhere
Approximate Synonyms
  • Human T cell leukemia virus (HTLV), type 1 infection
  • Human T cell leukemia virus, type 1 infection
  • Human T-cell Lymphoma Virus Type -1 associated uveitis
  • Human T-cell lymphotropic virus 1 infection
  • Human T-cell lymphotropic virus 1-associated myelopathy-tropical spastic paraparesis
  • Spastic paraplegia associated with human T-cell lymphotropic virus - 1 infection
ICD-9-CM Volume 2 Index entries containing back-references to 079.51:
  • Human T-cell lymphotrophic virus I infection 079.51
  • HTLV-I infection 079.51
  • Infection, infected, infective (opportunistic) 136.9
    • retrovirus 079.50
      • human immunodeficiency virus type 2 (HIV 2) 079.53
      • human T-cell lymphotrophic virus type I (HTLV-I) 079.51
      • human T-cell lymphotrophic virus type II (HTLV-II) 079.52
      • specified NEC 079.59
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